No. 1 Star: Todd Bertuzzi, Detroit Red WingsThree minutes after Stephen Weiss brought the Florida Panthers back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period, Bertuzzi took the lead back for Detroit en route to a 4-3 win. It was the third time in four games that Bertuzzi finished with two goals. Joey MacDonald made 29 saves and Pavel Datsyuk scored his ninth goal in 14 games. No. 2 Star: Kyle Brodziak, Minnesota Wild After scoring just twice in their previous two games, the Wild broke out with a five-goal night during a 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Brodziak led the way with a goal and two assists, while Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots for his third win in four starts. No. 3 Star: Ty Conklin, St. Louis BluesFilling in while Jaroslav Halak heals on the IR, Conklin notched his 16th career shutout with a 25-save performance during a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. T.J. Oshie and and David Backes scored in the second period as the Blues won just hours after their captain Eric Brewer was dealt to Tampa Bay. Honorable mention: Corey Perry extended his point streak to seven games with his 30th goal of the year ... Brad Marchand scored his 17th and 18th goals of the season and Tuukka Rask made 32 stops as the Boston Bruins won 4-2 over the Ottawa Senators. Making his Bruins debut, Tomas Kaberle finished a minus-1 with 19:34 of ice time ... All the New Jersey Devils needed was one goal and 16 saves from Johan Hedberg to shutout the New York Rangers 1-0 for their sixth straight victory. New Jersey is now 8-0-1 in their past nine games. The lone tally came from the red-hot Ilya Kovalchuk, who scored in his fourth straight game to extend his point streak to nine games:On the night they raised Rod Brind'Amour's No. 17 to the rafters at RBC Center, Erik Cole provided some late dramatics as the Carolina Hurricanes slipped past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2. Cole's winner with 3:03 left in the game came just a little over two minutes after Braydon Coburn had tied things at two. A pre-game ceremony honored Brind'Amour, with both teams wearing jerseys with his name and number on them during warmups:Steve Mason's 37 saves and Columbus' success on the power play (2-for-4) buoyed them past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 to improve to 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Matt Calvert recorded two points and opened the scoring with this pretty individual effort:Did you know? Detroit is now 22-0-2 when leading after two periods. (AP)Dishonorable mention: The Ducks saw their six-game road winning streak come to an end ... The Rangers saw their own four-game road win streak end as well ... Ryan Miller lost his third straight start. 1112 days
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